BUNYANGABU-A primary school teacher was struck dead by Lightning in Kiyombya sub county, Bunyangabu district.
According to Patrick Mugenyi, the school headteacher of St. Andrew Primary school the deceased is, Annet Nyakake who was a teacher at St. Andrew Primary school in Nyamiseke parish. Patrick adds that the thunderbolt also injured Grace Nyamata, a primary six pupil at the same school.
Patrick Mugenyi, the school headteacher of St. Andrew Primary school explained to our reporter that the deceased was moving out of class on Thursday when she was struck by lightning during a heavy downpour.
He says that the pupil was rushed to the hospital for medical examination and treatment. Amir Kiiza, the area village chairperson says that lightning struck several times, and shortly they received information that a teacher had died.
He also says that many schools in the sub-county don’t have lightning conductors, which expose the population to thunderbolt strikes. Lightning strikes are common in Bunyangabu district. In June, lightning injured three children in Kabonero sub county while returning from school in rain.